Category COVID-19 campus response
As expected, campus is seeing a rise in cases, which is likely to continue over the next couple of weeks. The precautions we are all taking on campus – such as getting vaccinated, masking indoors and staying home if sick – remain the appropriate response to protect yourself.
Our 90 percent campus vaccination rate and masking and testing requirements continue to protect our community, although we can expect to see additional positive cases as the more contagious delta variant moves through the broader community.
Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.
As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.
We are pleased to report that 92 percent of employees and 88 percent of students are now fully vaccinated. This high level of vaccination means that we have a robust level of protection on campus.
The university's approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.
Effective August 30, employees and students who have not shared proof of COVID-19 vaccination with UHS will be required to test weekly on campus.
The more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Wisconsin. Accordingly, effective Thursday, August 5, all students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.
“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”
Readers ask: Should I still wear a mask? And, how will the pandemic impact birth rates, as well as marriage and divorce? UW–Madison experts respond.
As campus looks to reunite this fall, epidemiologist and Professor of Population Health Sciences Ajay Sethi offers some peace of mind.
I’m writing today with an update for faculty and staff about how the university plans to operate during the fall semester.
Effective June 2, campus policies for events, face coverings and outdoor physical distancing are being updated.